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Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps

Talk about taking my time. I made these Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps several years ago during the football season and I’m just now posting them. Sheesh!

These are a simple and delicious appetizer. Perhaps a bit less chili powder and I’d be more of a fan. Either way, they’d be a tasty addition to your next party or family get together.

Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps
Makes 12-15 wraps

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 1 (1-pound) package sliced bacon
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes. Cut each bacon slice into thirds. Wrap each chicken cube with bacon and secure with a wooden pick. Stir together brown sugar and chili powder. Dredge wrapped chicken in mixture. 
  3. Coat a rack and broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken wrap on rack in broiler pan. Bake 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until bacon is crisp.

Source: Paula Deen and The Food Network

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62 Comments

  1. I agree with you – I've made this recipe a couple times now, and I just can't seem to make it fantastic. It's just okay.

    1. I have made this many times but my recipe has a few other ingredients that yours is missing. Try sprinkling garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper to both sides of the chicken first. Then you'll want to wrap the bacon around the chicken. The final step is to roll it all in the brown sugar. I feel that if you wrap the chicken in the bacon first, w/o it being seasoned, then you will not have that tasty final product. Hope this helps! 🙂

  2. That looks deliciously addictive. I'm going to make these the next time we have friends over for dinner.

  3. Better late than never 🙂 These looks so yummy! Perfect football watching party app!

  4. Mmmm, those look amazing! Of course, maybe they don't need the brown sugar or chili powder. Little bites of chicken wrapped in bacon hardly need anything added. Bacon makes everything better, right?

  5. Ali these bacon wraps look amazing! Don't you just love Paula Deen?? Fabulous photos as well! 🙂

  6. I've made these! You're going to die when I tell you this, but I actually used fake vegan chicken and wrapped it in bacon for this recipe. I know, right? I'm insane. But it was so good–I'm def a fan of the spicy, sweet & smoky.

  7. This recipe is so simple but looks so YUMMY! I hope you will share this recipe at my HomeMade Monday Blog Party next week at HomeSavvyAtoZ.com. I am your newest follower!

  8. I could wrap my finger in bacon and brown sugar and eat it…….these look like a better idea though!!!!

  9. Oh My Yum. 🙂 Looks delish! I like cold slices of Enttenman's cheese danish too. (but mine are more like wedges….)

  10. these sound awesome bacon is so tempting and chicken is something that I often serve my family thanks for sharing

  11. I like how easy these are to make! They look and sound delicious, and I can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing! ~Lisa {visiting from Miz Helen's}

  12. These do look perfect for football season which will be upon us shortly. I'll definitely be giving these a try.

  13. These look fantastic. Glad to hear your tip about the chili powder, though the guys will eat anything spicy, and bacon is always a bonus. Thanks for sharing!!

    Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adrianne
    happyhourprojects.blogspot.com

  14. Yum!! Those look fantastic. You've got a new follower!

    (PS, found you from Simple Home Life)

  15. I make these ALL the time!! We love them at our house and my hubby requests them a lot during football season. So glad you shared it at our Inspiration Friday party this week!
    Vanessa

  16. Absolutely delicious! I am going to have to triple this recipe for my family. They will be a hit for sure. I just saw a recipe that had chicken stuffed with jalapenos and cream cheese…wrapped in bacon and then grilled. Your sweet and spicy rub on the outside of those would be fantastic! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  17. I am practically drooling… looks so good!
    I'll definetly be making these sometime next week!

  18. What a great recipe for entertaining. This will be a great hit here at the cottage. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

  19. I do not own a broiler rack. But would love to make these this evening since I have everything on hand. Any suggestions?

    1. I have made these without a rack. I just line my large cookie sheet with parchment paper. They are awesome and always a great hit at our carry-in luncheons.

  20. you can also make them by saturating each piece of chicken in BBQ sauce, stick a wedge of mozzarella cheese on the chicken and then wrap it in bacon!! works equally well for a meal rather than finger food or an appetizer – chicken breast, bbq sauce, sliced mozz cheese and bacon on top!

  21. I appreciate hearing from those who've actually made the recipe rather than those who want to make it. That is not really as helpful.

  22. Kim – I would pre cook the bacon a bit. I haven't bbq'd them so I can't say one way or another about that, but if you pre cook the bacon I think it would be delicious 🙂

  23. Discovered this gem for my superbowl party. Been making it for years always a crowd pleaser. Just make sure to get yours first, they go fast!

  24. Discovered this gem for my superbowl party. Been making it for years always a crowd pleaser. Just make sure to get yours first, they go fast!

    1. For the cooking time listed, that is for raw. If you wanted to use already cooked chicken, you'd have to be very careful because it might dry out easily.

  25. I do these just a little differently. I combine chili powder with garlic powder. Roll the chicken in that. Wrap with bacon then do the brown sugar. The juice these make in the oven is scrumptious

  26. these were amazing. i actually used chipotle powder though, we're a family of spice! though its not the most healthy serving, i actually made it into a dinner. i cut the breasts into long strips and used one slice of bacon to cover it. simply amazing. i must say that the second time i made them i tried laying them out on a bakers rack.. not nearly as good.

  27. Made this tonight and they were delicious! I dipped the chicken in the mixture and THEN wrapped them in bacon. Aaaaaamazing 🙂

  28. I've made this many times we like things with some spice so I add a piece of jalapeno in with the chicken and make sure a season the chicken (I use some of the brown sugar and Chile ppowder mixture. My family loves them and if I don't make them for a family function I'm in trouble

  29. I've made this many times we like things with some spice so I add a piece of jalapeno in with the chicken and make sure a season the chicken (I use some of the brown sugar and Chile ppowder mixture. My family loves them and if I don't make them for a family function I'm in trouble

  30. These do look delicious. we make a very similar recipie using hot dogs instead of chicken. never tried them with chili powder, my boys love spice, so I'm sure this will be a hit for them! thanks for the great idea!

  31. These do look delicious. we make a very similar recipie using hot dogs instead of chicken. never tried them with chili powder, my boys love spice, so I'm sure this will be a hit for them! thanks for the great idea!

  32. I made these for an appetizer parry and everyone just loved them. Just as the receipe states. I think maybe salt and pepper before you wrap them…

  33. Wonderful creation, but I did add a little pepper and garlic powder to the chili powder to make sure the chicken had more flavor